Plum Coolured Starling or Violet-Backed Starling from

A male Plum Coolured Starling (from

Interesting Bird Fact – Plum Coloured Starlings Traveling in Same-Gender Groups

The Plum-coloured Starlings (also known as Violet-backed Starlings) have a marked difference between the the sexes. The Male is a bright, eye catching plum/violet colour whereas the female is a much plainer tawny brown.  After breeding (which usually occurs between late February and April) the sexes form separate, nomadic flocks as they migrate from Southern to…Read More

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